Zowie Gear G-TF Speed Mousepad

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Product: Zowie Gear GT-F Speed Mousepad
Provided By: Zowie Gear

Price: ~$25 USD

Box Introduction:

Today we'll be taking a look at the ZOWIE GEAR G-TF Speed pad gaming mouse pad. ZOWIE GEAR started in late 2008 with the goal of making the best gaming gear from keyboards, mouse pads, headsets, mice and even "Speedy Skates" - stick on mouse feet for less friction and more speed. ZOWIE GEAR is a company that manufactures inexpensive competitive gaming gear made by gamers for gamers.

 

First look:

The ZOWIE GEAR G-TF Speed pad comes rolled up in a tall flat grey box. The box design is clean and it makes you want to open it up and see whats inside.

After taking out the Speed pad and unrolling it, I was amazed at the size. It measures 440 x 320 x 2 mm / 17.3 x 12.6 x 0.08 inch.  Another thing that I found impressive was the finish on the top, bottom and edges. The gaming surface is tightly woven material that is ultra smooth. The bottom is a non-slip rubber material and the edges are triple stitched. My first thought is that this is a high quality gaming surface. Now lets test this bad boy.


Spawn Front Back
Spawn Front Back
Spawn Logo
Spawn Logo

 

Features:

  • The speed edition of the popular G-TF – faster than ever
  • Newly designed rubber base for increased stability
  • Liquid resistant surface allows for easy maintenance
  • Triple-stitched edges preventing fray and increases the lifetime of the pad
  • Rolled edges for added comfort while playing
  • 100% compatible with all types of mice
  • Perfectly oversized for gamers & designers: 440 x 320 x 2 mm / 17.3 x 12.6 x 0.08 inch

 

Testing:

Testing the ZOWIE GEAR G-TF Speed pad was a blast.  This is one of the best gaming surfaces out there.  As you can see by the pictures, I tested three different mice. The Arctic M551 Gaming mouse, the NZXT avatar gaming mouse and my main mouse, the Thermaltake eSports Black gaming mouse. All performed exceptionally well. The tightly woven surface of the Speed pad makes it feel like your mouse has brand new Teflon feet. Tracking was perfect with all three.

Spawn Pad

I played roughly 20 hours of Call of Duty Black Ops on the ZOWIE Speed pad and let me tell you, this IS one of the best gaming surfaces on the market today.  I cant even count the number of headshots I got while playing Black Ops.  The mouse tracks so well and the surface is so fast and smooth, I certainly felt like it made me a better gamer.


As you may know, gaming can get quite intense and when you get in the groove you move your mouse around really fast to find those headshots. The last thing you want is for your mouse pad is to have it move around or bind up causing you to get fragged. The soft rubber backing on the ZOWIE Speed pad completely prevents this. To me, this is a great feature.

Mouse On
Mouse On
Big Pad
Big Pad

I have used several other gaming surfaces in my time for gaming and have noticed that the edges start to fray or random fibers can pop up right in the middle of the main surface. Not the ZOWIE Speed pad. The triple stitched, rounded corners have so far remained completely intact as if it has just unrolled out of the box and the main surface has remained perfect.

If you are like me and spend a lot of time gaming or just online surfing around, you like caffeine infused beverages. And if you are like me I'm sure you have had an accident or two with spilling either on your keyboard or mousepad. Like I mentioned, the ZOWIE Speed pad has really tightly woven fibers making it really smooth. 

Water Beads

This also helps with accidental spillage as the tight weave allows for liquids to bead up rather than soak in right away. This is a huge plus because its makes cleaning easy.

 

Conclusion:

The ZOWIE GEAR G-TF Speed pad is so far the best gaming surface I have ever used. I love it. The ZOWIE Speed pad retails for only $24.99 US. The ZOWIE Speed pad is large enough for any application, tracks perfect, It is extremely smooth. If you are looking for a mousepad that can stand up to almost any abuse you can throw at it, and that is inexpensive, I highly recommend that you pick this one up. In my opinion, it's a perfect 10/10

 

Pros:

  • Smooth surface
  • Triple stitching on the outer edge
  • Water resistant
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Soft rubber backing prevents slipping
  • Large enough for any application


Cons:

  • None

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I would like to thank the people at ZOWIE Gear for sending BCCHardware this sample for review and I look forward to seeing any of their future products. If you have any question or comments, please feel free to leave them in the" Comments" link below.